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UNB receives five stars from QS World University Rating System

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Jul 3, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as a five-star institution by the internationally renowned QS Star Rating System. UNB becomes New Brunswick’s first university to receive the coveted five-star rating and one of two universities in Atlantic Canada to receive this rating.

“Appearing in world university ranking systems is an important confirmation of the credibility and quality of an institution,” says UNB’s president, Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle. “Participating in these ranking systems will help to build and demonstrate UNB’s reputation internationally.”

QS Stars provides a detailed look at an institution’s offering and enables potential students to identify which universities are the best fit for them based on specific topics they care most about. These areas range from program strength, facilities, graduate employability to social responsibility, inclusiveness and more. The assessment awards institutions with an overall score ranging from 0 to 5+ stars.

UNB received top accolades in the following areas:

  • Employability
  • Internationalization
  • Facilities
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness

A five-star rating will provide significant strategic benefits to UNB, including increased opportunities for collaboration and partnerships as well as the ability to recruit students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.

The Presidential Standing Committee on World University Rankings works towards establishing and strengthening UNB’s international reputation and favourable presence in world university ranking systems.

“In early 2020, UNB developed a Presidential Standing Committee focused on World University Rankings,” explains Dr. David McGee, vice-president (research) at UNB and committee chair. “We are proud of the work we do each day and this group helps us to showcase UNB’s achievements globally.”